Health & Wellness Features
Rohingya dying from lack of health care in Myanmar
THE' CHAUNG, Myanmar (AP) -- Noor Jahan rocked slowly on the floor, trying to steady her weak body. Her chest heaved and her eyes closed with each raspy breath. She could no longer eat or speak, throwing up even spoonfuls of tea....
Obama pitches his health care plan on Funny or Die
NEW YORK (AP) -- Zach Galifianakis brought the ferns, and President Barack Obama opened a new avenue of presidential communication....
Gene mapping study shows promise, challenges
CHICAGO (AP) -- These days, it's faster and cheaper than ever to decipher a person's entire DNA. But a small study suggests that looking for disease risks that way may not be ready for the masses....
Study: 2 percent of Americans have new hips, knees
It's not just grandma with a new hip and your uncle with a new knee. More than 2 of every 100 Americans now have an artificial joint, doctors are reporting....
FDA approves electric headband to prevent migraine
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Food and Drug Administration said Tuesday it approved a nerve-stimulating headband as the first medical device to prevent migraine headaches....
GO FIGURE: Health care needs 42 sign-ups a minute
WASHINGTON (AP) -- If the Obama administration's health care plan is going to pass what amounts to its first physical, people have to sign up this month at a pretty speedy rate: 42 times a minute....
Medical groups question price of new hep C drug
WASHINGTON (AP) -- An innovative hepatitis C drug that was only recently hailed as a breakthrough treatment is facing skepticism from some health care providers, as they consider whether it is worth the $1,000-a-pill price set by manufacturer Gilead Sciences Inc....
Court won't hear dispute over 'boobies' bracelets
The Supreme Court on Monday rejected an appeal from a Pennsylvania school district that tried to ban students from wearing "I (heart) Boobies!" bracelets to promote breast cancer awareness, ending a case that began more than three years ago with the suspension of two middle-school girls who refused a principal's order to take them off....
Last call: The health overhaul's March 31 deadline
Uninsured Americans face an important deadline at the end of this month, and many don't realize it....
Stigma hinders efforts to combat leprosy in India
TAHIRPUR, India (AP) -- At first, Ashok Yadav ignored the patches of pink skin on his arm. But when pale sores erupted on his body and he lost sensation in his fingertips, a doctor issued the devastating diagnosis: Yadav had leprosy....
KQV/Trib Total Media Listener Poll Do you feel that by imprisoning Nate Harper it "reinforces to young African-American males the fact that the system is legally rigid, unforgiving and not to be trusted?" <More Info>
On Tuesday, Former Pittsburgh Police Chief Nate Harper unsuccessfully appealed his 18-month federal sentence for using $32,000 in public money and for tax evasion. His new attorney, Milton Raiford, filed a motion with the sentencing judge saying, "to imprison him reinforces to young African-American males the fact that the system is legally rigid, unforgiving and not to be trusted." Raiford says Harper is not a danger to the community, has no prior record, accepted responsibility for his actions and cooperated fully with government officials in the investigation. A federal judge quickly denied the appeal.
Would you be more likely to ride a bike in the city if there were protected bike lanes like the ones proposed by the Green Lanes project?